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Unveiling ScarCruft: A Deep Dive into North Korea’s Cyber Espionage Tactics
By José Carlos Palma* In the shadowy realm of cyber espionage, few adversaries loom as ominously as ScarCruft, a sophisticated threat group with ties to North Korea. Known for its clandestine operations and advanced tactics, ScarCruft has emerged as a formidable force in the realm of state-sponsored cyber threats. Let’s
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Lebanese Officials Point to Mossad in Killing of US-Sanctioned Lebanese Man
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies Lebanese authorities are investigating the killing of Mohammad Srour, a US-sanctioned Lebanese individual accused of channeling Iranian funds to Hamas, amid mounting suspicions that Israel’s Mossad spy agency may be behind the assassination. Srour, 57, was discovered dead in a villa in the Lebanese
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Israel Vows Response to Iran Strikes Amid Fears of Regional Escalation
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies As tensions escalate between Israel and Iran, fears of a wider regional conflict loom large, with Israel’s armed forces chief pledging a robust response to Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israeli territory. Despite calls for restraint from global leaders, the specter of broader hostilities casts
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Kyiv’s Neptune Missile Upgrades Put Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crosshairs
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies Amid escalating tensions in the Black Sea region, Ukraine is ramping up production and enhancing the capabilities of its Neptune missile, a move that could significantly augment its capacity to strike deep into Russian territory and pose a formidable threat to Moscow’s naval assets.
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Nato Sounds Alarm: Undersea Infrastructure Achilles’ Heel in Potential Russian “Hybrid Warfare”
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies A chilling warning has emerged from NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (Marcom), highlighting the critical vulnerability of underwater infrastructure across Europe and North America. Vice Admiral Didier Maleterre, deputy commander of Marcom, pointed a finger at Russia, accusing them of exploiting this vulnerability as part
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China’s Alleged Support for Russia’s Military Build-up in Ukraine Draws International Concern
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in February 2022. Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin/Reuters By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies Washington China is reportedly providing significant support to Russia’s military efforts in Ukraine, marking its most substantial military assistance to Moscow since the Soviet era, according to senior US officials
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U.S. Senator JD Vance Urges Focus on Rebuilding America’s Defense
Photo: U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies In a recent appearance on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, U.S. Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) emphasized the critical need to rebuild the U.S. defense industrial base and prioritize America’s core national security interests. Senator Vance
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Unveiling the Web of Terrorist Financing: Understanding Methods and Mitigation
By José Carlos Palma* In the global fight against terrorism, understanding the intricate web of terrorist financing is paramount. Terrorist organizations rely on a variety of methods to fund their operations, often using both legitimate and illicit sources to finance their activities. From business profits and charitable donations to trafficking
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Israel’s Defensive Arsenal: Iron Dome and Arrow 3 Stand Tall Against Iran’s Assault
By José Carlos Palma* As tensions escalate in the Middle East, Israel has once again demonstrated its formidable defensive capabilities in the face of aggression from Iran. Utilizing advanced weaponry and strategic alliances, Israeli forces successfully thwarted the majority of the more than 300 drones, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles
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Israel Weighs Potential Response to Iran’s Aerial Assault
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies In the wake of a barrage of over 300 aerial attacks from Iran, including ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and drones, Israel finds itself at a critical juncture, contemplating its next move. While the Israeli military successfully intercepted the majority of the incoming threats, the
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Iranian Missiles Hit Targets Despite Israeli Interceptions Hit Targets Despite Israeli Interceptions
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies In a recent escalation of tensions, Iranian missiles successfully struck targets in Israel, including Ben Gurion International Airport, despite Israeli claims of intercepting 99% of the missiles. Residents in areas overlooking the airport reported witnessing direct hits from Iranian missiles, contradicting the Israeli military’s
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IDF Lifts Order for Israelis to Stay Near Safe Rooms, Indicating Iran Attack Over for Now
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies After a night of unprecedented aggression from Iran, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have lifted the order for Israelis to stay near safe rooms, signaling that the immediate threat has passed. In a barrage of what has been described as an unprecedented attack, Iran
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